passwd file corrupted

Efren Bravo efrenba at
Thu Oct 6 07:58:26 PDT 2005

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 10:31:32AM -0500, Efren Bravo wrote:
> How can I check /etc/passwd file integrity because I think it is
> corrupted. When I try to execute vipw efrenba or root it doesn't works.

>Can you explain how vipw 'doesn't work'? What does it say? Is your
>$EDITOR variable set correctly?

#vipw root  returns-> usage: vipw [-d directory]
and ...
#vipw -d /etc root  returns the same
and ...
#vipw root -d /etc  the same

#echo $EDITOR

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